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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Muriel Rukeyser

Muriel Rukeyser


(p.181) Muriel Rukeyser
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

Born to a wealthy family in New York City, poet and essayist Muriel Rukeyser sought to make sense of the discrepancies she saw between the privileges of her youth, the loss of her family’s money in the Great Depression, and the difficulties faced by other families around her. Her prolific career began at the age of twenty-two when poet Stephen Vincent Benét chose her first poetry collection, ...

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